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Alex Fonoroff is Senior Legal Counsel at DISH Netowork where he concentrates on copyright anti-piracy counseling, strategy, and enforcement.  Prior to joining DISH, Alex was a partner in the Trademark and Copyright group of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's Intellectual Property Department.


Practice areas


  1. Copyright: 80%
    16 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
    16 years



Pro bono (3%)

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DISH Network L.L.C.

9601 South Meridian Blvd.
Englewood, CO, 80112


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Legal CounselDish Network L.L.C.2015 - Present
Manager and Legal CounselLapis Lime Photography LLC2013 - 2015
PartnerKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP2008 - 2013
AssociateKilpatrick Stockton LLP2000 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia State Bar (Intellectual Property Section)Member2000 - Present
International Trademark Association, Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement CommitteeMember, Courts & Tribunals Subcommittee2010 - 2013
International Trademark Association, Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement CommitteeMember, Disclaimer Subcommittee2007 - 2009
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationMember, Copyright Law and Practice Committee2006 - 2013
Georgia State Bar (Intellectual Property Section)Chair of Copyright Comittee2005 - 2006
International Trademark AssociationMember2000 - 2007
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.Member2000 - 2013
Journal of Law and PoliticsEditor1998 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
ACC DocketMinimizing Copyright and Right of Publicity Risks When Using Social Media2012
Trademark WorldThe Last Word? Supreme Court Resolves Split, But Only Partially2005
Intellectual Property StrategistA Look Back at New Kids on the Block: Ninth Circuit Expands the Nominative Fair Use Doctrine2003
Copyright WorldMoral Rights, Legal Wrongs: Risks, Conflict and Constitutional Considerations in Introducing Moral Rights Protection to U.S. Law2003
Local Government Law WeeklyCopyright Protection for GIS Information: A New Revenue Source2002
Georgia County Government MagazineCopyright Protection for GIS Information2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of VirginiaPolitical and Social Thought (with highest distinction)BA - Bachelor of Arts1997
University of VirginiaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Bar and Copyright SocietyCopyright Termination2011
Pro Bono Partnership of AtlantaTrademark and Copyright Issues for Non-Profits2010
Pro Bono Partnership of AtlantaTrademark and Copyright Issues for Non-Profits2009
Association of Corporate Counsel, IP CommitteeGoogle Book Search Settlement and Related Copyright Issues2009
Georgia State Law SchoolGuest Lecturer, Copyright Co-Ownership and Copyright Internet Issues2008
Georgia State Law SchoolGuest Lecturer, Copyright Co-Ownership Issues and Copyright Internet Issues2008
Emory Law SchoolGuest Lecturer, Copyright Originality, Authorship, Ownership, Preemption, Moral Rights, and Infringement2008
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationCopyright Fair Use and Transformative Use on the Internet2008
Georgia State University (College of Law), Intellectual Property Hot TopicsOnline Advertising and Trademark Disputes2007
Emory Law SchoolGuest Lecturer, Introduction to Copyright Law2007
Art Libraries Society of North America Annual ConferenceCopyright Issues for Libraries and Museums2007
Pro Bono PartnershipTrademark and Copyright Law for Non-Profits2006
Introduction to Intellectual Property for LawyersTrademark Trial and Appeal Board Disputes2006
Introduction to Intellectual Property for LawyersTrademark Trial and Appeal Board Disputes2005
Intellectual Property Law InstituteCopyright Developments2005
Intellectual Property ConferenceIntellectual Property Issues for Transactional Attorneys (Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secrets)2005
Protecting Software RoundtableCopyright and Patent Roundtable: Protecting Software2004
Atlanta Electronic Commerce ForumCopyright Protection and Electronic Commerce2004
NBI CLEAdvanced Topics in Technology Law (Copyright and Trademark)2003
NBI CLEIntellectual Property Law Basics2002
Georgia Writer’s Association Annual Spring FestivalCopyright Law for Writers2002